Trailers from Hell Presents: The Movies That Made Me - Keith Gordonby jramirez-66906 | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
Writer/Director Keith Gordon (The Chocolate War, A Midnight Clear, Homeland) discusses his 10 favorite politically themed movies with Josh and Joe.
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1. The Chocolate War (1988)
R | 100 min | Drama
A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,084 | Gross: $0.30M
2. The Singing Detective (2003)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.
Votes: 8,318 | Gross: $0.34M
3. Mother Night (1996)
R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War
An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Votes: 5,014 | Gross: $0.39M
4. A Midnight Clear (1992)
R | 108 min | Drama, War
This WW2 psychological drama plays out at Christmas. US GIs hold an isolated cabin in the Ardennes against a handful of Germans cut off from their main force. Combat-weary and short of rations, both sides are determined to survive.
Votes: 8,563 | Gross: $1.53M
6. A History of Violence (2005)
R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.
Votes: 228,196 | Gross: $31.49M
8. All the President's Men (1976)
PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 107,512 | Gross: $70.60M
9. Frost/Nixon (2008)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 104,877 | Gross: $18.59M
10. Nixon (1995)
R | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
A biographical story of former U.S. President Richard Nixon, from his days as a young boy, to his eventual Presidency, which ended in shame.
Votes: 29,483 | Gross: $13.56M
11. Secret Honor (1984)
Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation.
12. The Post (2017)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama
A cover-up spanning four U.S. Presidents pushes the country's first female newspaper publisher and her editor to join an unprecedented battle between press and government.
Votes: 141,282 | Gross: $81.90M
14. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime
A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.
Votes: 23,113 | Gross: $1.21M
15. Hearts and Minds (1974)
R | 112 min | Documentary, History, War
A startling and courageous landmark documentary that unflinchingly confronted the United States' involvement in Vietnam at the height of the controversy that surrounded it.
Votes: 5,442 | Gross: $0.03M
16. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Passed | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.
18. Missing (1982)
PG | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.
Votes: 20,031 | Gross: $14.00M
19. Z (1969)
M | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History
The public murder of a prominent politician and doctor amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials. A tenacious magistrate is determined not to let them get away with it.
Votes: 24,847 | Gross: $0.08M
20. Kundun (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.
Votes: 26,956 | Gross: $5.53M
PG | 95 min | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 462,077 | Gross: $0.28M
26. Paths of Glory (1957)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, War
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
27. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
Votes: 621,248 | Gross: $56.95M
28. Bulworth (1998)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Votes: 25,276 | Gross: $26.53M
29. Rules Don't Apply (2016)
PG-13 | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her ambitious driver, and their eccentric boss, the legendary billionaire Howard Hughes.
Votes: 10,327 | Gross: $3.65M
30. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman.
Votes: 55,868 | Gross: $18.25M
32. Annie Hall (1977)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
Alvy Singer, a divorced Jewish comedian, reflects on his relationship with ex-lover Annie Hall, an aspiring nightclub singer, which ended abruptly just like his previous marriages.
Votes: 255,821 | Gross: $39.20M
33. Match Point (2005)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
Votes: 209,791 | Gross: $23.09M
34. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
Votes: 284,502 | Gross: $27.85M
35. Midnight in Paris (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.
Votes: 398,350 | Gross: $56.82M